police shootings

Members of the community hold signs in protest during a Town Hall meeting in response to the April 7 police shooting death of Luis Gongora. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SFPD watchdog partially sustains complaint over police clearing tents after Gongora shooting

San Francisco’s police watchdog has partially upheld a complaint against officers who…

 

In this Wednesday video, Charles Kinsey explains in an interview from his hospital bed in Miami what happened when he was shot by police on Monday. (WSVN via AP)

Why black men fear that any police encounter could go awry

Charles Kinsey held his hands in the air and shouted to police…

 

Baton Rouge police respond to active shooter near Hammond Aire Shopping Center in Baton Rouge, on Sunday. Multiple law enforcement officers were killed and wounded Sunday morning in a shooting near a gas station in Baton Rouge, less than two weeks after a black man was shot and killed by police here, sparking nightly protests across the city. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP)

Three Baton Rouge officers killed in shooting; suspect dead

BATON ROUGE, La. — Three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers were killed…

 

Cameron Sterling, center, son of Alton Sterling, who was killed by Baton Rouge police last Tuesday, speaks to the media outside the Triple S Food Mart, where his father was killed, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

ACLU, other groups sue police over Baton Rouge protests

BATON ROUGE, La. — Civil rights groups and activists sued Baton Rouge…

Cameron Sterling, center, son of Alton Sterling, who was killed by Baton Rouge police last Tuesday, speaks to the media outside the Triple S Food Mart, where his father was killed, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Dallas Police Chief David Brown answers questions during a news conference Monday in Dallas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Dallas department seemed to be making progress on race

DALLAS — When Micah Johnson opened fire on Dallas police in an…

Dallas Police Chief David Brown answers questions during a news conference Monday in Dallas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
An FBI evidence response team works the crime scene Sunday, where five Dallas police officers were killed Thursday, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Dallas suspect taunted police during two hours of negotiation

DALLAS — The suspect in the deadly attack on Dallas police taunted…

An FBI evidence response team works the crime scene Sunday, where five Dallas police officers were killed Thursday, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
In this Friday photo, Dallas Police Department officers embrace as they visit a memorial in front of police headquarters, in Dallas. (G.J. McCarthy/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Attacks on police: Inspired or directed by militant groups?

DALLAS — Police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota were…

In this Friday photo, Dallas Police Department officers embrace as they visit a memorial in front of police headquarters, in Dallas. (G.J. McCarthy/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
The words "One Dallas" are illuminated on a building and others trimmed in blue light in support of the Dallas Police Department on Sunday in Dallas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Dallas sniper victims included fathers, volunteers, veteran

They were spouses and parents. They volunteered in schools and at church.…

The words "One Dallas" are illuminated on a building and others trimmed in blue light in support of the Dallas Police Department on Sunday in Dallas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
U.S President Barack Obama, left, and Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy stand following their media availability in Madrid, Spain, at the Palacio de la Moncloa on Sunday (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama urges greater respect, understanding after shootings

MADRID — President Barack Obama on Sunday urged respect and restraint from…

U.S President Barack Obama, left, and Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy stand following their media availability in Madrid, Spain, at the Palacio de la Moncloa on Sunday (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Day five of a hunger strike in front of Mission Police Station in San Francisco, Calif. Monday, April 25, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Lee addresses ongoing hunger strike

Six days into a hunger strike calling for Mayor Ed Lee to…

Day five of a hunger strike in front of Mission Police Station in San Francisco, Calif. Monday, April 25, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
This Feb. 9, 2014, image made from a dashcam video provided by North Augusta Police shows South Carolina police officer Justin Craven, left, after shots were fired at driver Ernest Satterwhite in Edgefield, S.C. (North Augusta Police via AP)

Prosecutor: Despite video, officer’s shooting was tough case

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Prosecutors in the Carolinas have charged at least five…

This Feb. 9, 2014, image made from a dashcam video provided by North Augusta Police shows South Carolina police officer Justin Craven, left, after shots were fired at driver Ernest Satterwhite in Edgefield, S.C. (North Augusta Police via AP)

Police oversight agency one step closer to getting more authority

A proposal that would give The City’s police oversight body the power…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSan Francisco District Attorney announced that his office will not file charges against the four SFPD officers who shot and killed Alejandro Nieto in Bernal Heights in March 2014.

Four police officers who fatally shot Bernal Heights man will not be charged

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon has announced that his office will…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSan Francisco District Attorney announced that his office will not file charges against the four SFPD officers who shot and killed Alejandro Nieto in Bernal Heights in March 2014.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner File PhotoAlex Nieto was killed by SFPD on March 21

Judge orders release of names of SF officers involved in Alejandro Nieto killing

A federal judge has ordered San Francisco to release the names of…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner File PhotoAlex Nieto was killed by SFPD on March 21
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerWhile visiting Alice Griffith Community Garden for the Operation Dream Community Toy Drive San Francisco Police Department Chief Greg Shur speaks to the press about recent police murders in New York and said SFPD is on heightened alert regarding the safety of it's officers.

SF police chief gives condolences for killed NYPD officers as he tells his department to keep watch

The targeted killings of two police officers by a disturbed man in…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerWhile visiting Alice Griffith Community Garden for the Operation Dream Community Toy Drive San Francisco Police Department Chief Greg Shur speaks to the press about recent police murders in New York and said SFPD is on heightened alert regarding the safety of it's officers.
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerPeople march in protest of the police shooting death of Alex Nieto.

Peaceful march through SF draws attention to police shooting of Alejandro Nieto

Clouds of incense encircled feathered dancers who led more than 100 people…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerPeople march in protest of the police shooting death of Alex Nieto.
MIKE KOOZMIN/2011 S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOPolice investigate the scene of a 2011 incident on Larkin Street in which a suspect was fatally shot.

Investigations into police shooting cases lagging

It was a bright Wednesday afternoon in mid-December 2011 when a traffic…

MIKE KOOZMIN/2011 S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOPolice investigate the scene of a 2011 incident on Larkin Street in which a suspect was fatally shot.